Master of Science in Nursing Option
Each of the eight majors in the masters program has its own specific degree requirements. Prior to admission to a major, students may only take NURS-N 504 Leadership for Advanced Practice Nursing and their statistics requirement.
- Knowledge in the area of statistics is required for success in graduate school.
- Satisfactory completion of a 500 level statistics course with a grade of B- or better within five years at the time of admission, is required for admission consideration to the masters degree programs. The NURS R505 is recommended. Students can take before or during the semester when they apply to the major. You must receive a B- in the class. You have only two opportunities to pass the class. If you do not pass, you cannot be considered for admission or continue in the program.
- Nursing Education, Nursing Administration and Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist require NURS-R 505 (Measurement and Data Analysis) as part of the curriculum for the major.
- Students are strongly encouraged to complete NURS-R 505 as their prerequisite statistics course. This would also allow them to consider the PhD or DNP program, if they desire to further their education
Four courses comprise the core and directed study of the masters program and they are present in each major. These courses are:
- N502 Nursing Theory (3 cr)
- N504 Leadership for Advanced Practice Nursing (3 cr)
- R500 Nursing Research Methods I (3 cr)
- R590 Nursing Study (3 cr) or R699 Master's Thesis in Nursing (3-6 cr)